Jill Zarin: I'm Not Leaving 'Housewives'

The reality star is now contradicting rumors that she was exiting the hit series for a "spiritual journey"

Whether you love or hate the Real Housewives of New York City's Jill Zarin, you have to admit she keeps the show interesting. That's why we're happy to hear that Zarin wants to stick around, contrary to reports that she was ditching the show to go on a "spiritual journey." Popeater says that Zarin, despite reservations, is ready and willing to do Season 4. There's only one problem: Bravo hasn't asked her back.

But it's nothing personal. Rumor has it that the network hasn't selected its cast for next season yet, so everybody is up in the air. If that's true, it would also explain Countess LuAnn de Lesseps' coy reply when asked if she'd be back for Season 4.: "I didn't say I wouldn't return, but again, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it." 

So what does it take to be asked back for the next season of Real Housewives? According to Popeater's source at Bravo, it's all about who gets the strongest reaction from audiences. "Hate is more powerful than love on TV," says the insider. "It's the cast members that focus groups don't care about that are likely to get the axe."

That may be good news for Zarin's chances on the show, but bad news for her personal life. Zarin has said that last season was difficult to get through, because producers focused so heavily on her imploding relationship with Bethenny Frankel. So if Zarin stays, will she keep fighting with Frankel to make for better TV, or try to bury the hatchet to save her own sanity? These are the questions that keep us watching!

One thing we feel pretty sure about: Kelly Bensimon isn't going anywhere. She's too crazy for Bravo to let her get away.

Who would you like to see come back for the next season of Real Housewives of NYC? Chime in below!

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